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Break-Even Sales Dollars for a Multiple-Product Firm

Chillmax Company now sells both pairs of shoes and carryalls. Next year, Chillmax expects to produce total revenue of $210,000 and incur total variable cost of $81,375. Total fixed cost is expected to be $91,500.

Required:

  1. 1. Calculate the break-even point in sales dollars for Chillmax. (Note: Round the contribution margin ratio to four decimal places and sales to the nearest dollar.)
  2. 2. Check your answer by preparing a contribution margin income statement.

1.

To determine

Compute break-even point in sales dollars.

Explanation

Break-Even Point:

The point or situation where the amount of total cost is equivalent to total revenue is known as the break-even point. It is the point where there is no loss or no profit.

Use the following formula to calculate the break-even point in sales dollars:

Break-even point in sales dollars=Fixed costsContribution margin ratio1

Substitute $91,500 for fixed costs and 61.25% for contribution margin ratio in the above formula.

Break-even point in sales dollars=$91,50061.25%=$149,388

Therefore, the break-even point in sales dollars is $149,388

2.

To determine

Make contribution margin income statement.

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